Democratic Principles

Free Tools for Internet Freedom

Free Tools for Internet Freedom

By Madeleine Nicoloff | November 22, 2021

In today’s world, the exercise of democracy and human rights relies on access to secure, uncensored participation in the digital space. As society continues to move into the digital realm, the fight to defend human rights and civic space is expanding into this new territory: technology and the internet hold the potential to democratize access to information and to opportunity, but at the same time carry the danger of being used as an instrument to further exacerbate unequal power dynamics. The COVID-19 pandemic has made this tension strikingly clear.

What the CEPPS Countering Disinformation Guide Can Do for You!

What the CEPPS Countering Disinformation Guide Can Do for You!

By Kaleigh Schwalbe | November 22, 2021

The Consortium for Elections and Political Process Strengthening (CEPPS) launched theCountering Disinformation Guidethis April as a one-stop-shop for practitioners and civil society organizations on what is working, and what is not working, in the information space.  The guide was created with funding from USAID in partnership with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the International Republican Institute (IRI), and the National Democratic Institute (NDI).  It is organized into nine thematic sections examining the roles